“A frontier represents uncharted territory. It could be a remote piece of land or a new field of study, but if someone calls it "the frontier," you are challenged to explore it.” --Vocabulary.com “Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all. It's filled with pitfalls, setbacks, and mistakes. It's a journey worth taking because you … Continue reading Marriage: The Final Frontier?
[Lies follow lies] The truth is this: I believed the lie. Not the lie that I told, but rather, by telling the lie I was protecting myself. It was a good lie, as far as lies go. Obviously this is an oxymoron, but it was easy to believe. After I wrote The Girl Who Wouldn’t Speak … Continue reading One Small Lie: It Only Takes A Spark
[Lean not on your own understanding] Feelings are the sparks that start it all: love’s beginnings. However, the fire must be stoked to always burn brightly. Instead, we let the fire die, stomp upon its ashes, and rekindle loves flames elsewhere with a new flame. That's not love learned. That's just a stray spark. … Continue reading Sparks
[Letting go and allowing God: beauty for ashes] It was an ongoing theme in television and movies (maybe it still is. I don't know), to burn something as a ritualistic symbol of letting go and moving on. Fire is destructive, so it makes for a great visual and metaphorical expression of release. Growing up on … Continue reading Into the Fire